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Unfair dismissal qualifying period may increase to two years
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 2 2010

The Government is contemplating increasing the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years


‘Principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements’ overturned
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Germany
  • August 18 2010

Until recently German case law - under the 'principle of uniform collective bargaining agreements' - provided that where there is more than one applicable collective bargaining agreement in a particular business operation, only one of the agreements can apply


“Without prejudice” rule remains intact
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

The "without prejudice" rule provides that written or oral communications which are made for the purpose of a genuine attempt to compromise a dispute between parties may generally not be admitted in evidence


No need to conclude grievance procedure before dismissal
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

What should you do when an employee raises a grievance at the same time as dismissal or disciplinary action is proposed?


EAT examines obligation to consider “bumping”
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • November 24 2010

With many employers continuing to review staffing levels a recent EAT decision highlights the importance of knowing your pooling from your bumping when making staff redundant


Urgent measures in the job market
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • Spain
  • August 18 2010

Legislation introducing a range of measures designed to breathe new life into Spain's jobs market came into effect on 18 June


Employer defeats claim for holiday pay
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 18 2010

It is so far only a Tribunal decision but Khan v Martin McColl suggests that employers may be able to defeat claims for holiday pay stretching back over a number of years simply by paying for the most recent holiday year


Employer liable for loss of earnings arising from poor reference
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2010

Employers are often nervous about giving references at the best of times, but how do you go about drafting one for an ex-employee who has previously brought a claim against you?


Dismissal of employee for working in second job while on sick leave was unfair. What?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • September 27 2011

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employer’s dismissal of an employee for working in a second job while on sick leave from the first was unfair


What’s coming into force in October 2011?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • September 13 2011

The key employment law changes taking place on 1 October 2011 are these